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Budapest to Salzburg by train



From Budapest Keleti to Salzburg Hbf

Travel Information

Final Destination: Munchen or Zurich

The overnight train from Budapest to Munchen arrives at Salzburg in the early hours of the morning, so these daytime trains are the only viable option for a journey from Budapest to Salzburg.

All trains also call at: Wien/Vienna and Linz

5 x trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: around 140 days ahead of the travel date

Note that the price shown on MAV will be in €s but you will actually make the payment in Hungarian forints.

RESERVATIONS are optional for this journey, but these trains tend to be particularly busy in 2nd class.

However, seats will actually be assigned when booking tickets online on MAV.

But if you book at the international rail desk at Keleti station (you can book using the computer terminals), you will have to request that a reservation be added to the booking.

Rail pass users can purchase reservations in person at the international travel desk at Keleti station - but ideally do that when you first arrive in Budapest.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
MAV from €29

MAV Guide

MAV is the national railway operator in Hungary and its newly relaunched website is still at the 'beta' stage, but it can be used to make bookings.
The MAV website also sells tickets for the direct international trains from Hungary and it's booking path for overnight trains is particularly easy to follow.

On this journey

Good to Know

These trains  will call at Budapest-Kelenfold station around 10 mins after departing from Budapest-Keleti.

If the starting point of your journey in Budapest is on Metro Line 4, or has an easy connection to Line 4, then take the Metro to Kelenfold station and join the train there.

Not only will your journey be quicker overall, the Metro transfer at Kelenfold is much easier, particularly if you have luggage.

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